July 7, 2009


Smith Promoted at UNC Asheville


Tom Smith has been named head coach at UNC Asheville.


Smith, 54, has been an assistant with the Bulldogs the past two seasons. He was a volunteer assistant in 2008 and an assistant this past season.


Before coming to UNCA, Smith spent 28 years as head coach at T.C. Roberson High School in Asheville. He led the Rams to state titles in 1983, 2000 and 2002. Smith had a record of 478-185 at Roberson. He had 20 players drafted from Roberson, including Darren Holmes, who pitched for 17 years in the major leagues, current left-hander Chris Narveson of the Milwaukee Brewers, and outfielder Cameron Maybin of the Florida Marlins, a first-round pick in 2005.


UNC Asheville was 9-42 in 2009, including 5-21 in the Big South.




Click here for list of 2009 Division I head coaching changes.